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The Crab Shack

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40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
+1 912-786-9857
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“crab” (546 reviews)
“seafood” (1,005 reviews)
“potatoes” (387 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Crab Shack
1. Savannah's best seafood
"If you love crab legs this is the place to go!"
MandyLouLou
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2. Outdoor dining with a view
"outdoor seating with a light breeze sitting on the waters edge"
AlexK72
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3. Alligator Lagoon
" Don't forget to feed the alligators!"
bizmail4ashleys
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1,071 - 1,080 of 4,955 reviews

Reviewed November 19, 2016

I got'a tell ya this place is great. I stopped by first time on a Thursday. I was unsure at first as to where I was going but man it opened up into a great little place. A bit off the beaten path but worth...More

Thank F5298NEmarions
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear that you consider us a "must see" when visiting Savannah and Tybee Island! We're glad that you enjoyed our Low Country boil, as well as our unique ambiance. We...More

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful waitress named Megan. She was really sweet and friendly. Food was the bomb as well. Highly recommended, will definitely come again! 🌞 BransonMore

Thank bransonc17
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed you meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Megan. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

To die for!!!!! Jammed packed with crabmeat. We'll definitely be returning.I made reservations earlier in the day. When we arrived,we were seated immediately.

Thank retirementsis531
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our homemade blue crab stew, as well as our unique ambiance. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was awesome! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the food he got. When I ordered the waitress was kind and honest enough to tell me the chicken salad wasn't great, and brought me a sample! Turns out I didn't like it so she saved me...More

Thank heylie_cheyenne
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you and you husband enjoyed our crab legs and slow-cooked BBQ, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look...More

Reviewed November 17, 2016

The Crab Shack is a great, relaxing, delightful place to enjoy seafood! Such a fun atmosphere always have a great time. This is one of the places all friends who come to visit want to go and eat!

Thank Roseann214
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyedyour meal, as well as our unique ambiance. We appreciate you recommending us to others, and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed November 17, 2016

Enjoyed the seasoning so much, I bought a jar to bring home! We were here in April. The sun was going down and it got cool fast. So we were moved inside. Loved the tables with the hole in the center! Enjoyed the food and...More

Thank TarponNancy
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Captain Jack's "Secret Spice" so much you took a jar home with you! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance, our...More

Reviewed November 17, 2016

Received a post from a friend while we were in the Savannah area, that we HAD to visit The Crab Shack!! Best recommendation ever! Was not too sure of this upon first driving into this place, but once out of the car, it became very...More

Thank hd97mine
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear that you loved every aspect of your first visit with us! We're glad that you enjoyed our Low Country boil, peel-and-eat shrimp, and homemade blue crab stew, as well...More

Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very eclectic "back in a neighborhood" place with a collection of birds and some live baby alligators you can feed! Great place to take the kids. Open non-pretentious seating (no table cloths, wooden tables, island hut kind of atmosphere) with shell disposal at the table....More

Thank KIRK O
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed our locally caught Georgia blue crabs and Crab Shack peel-and-eat shrimp, as well as our unique ambiance, our aviary with rescued exotic birds, our interactive Gator Lagoon, and the service...More

Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Well actually I had chowder and delicious cod. Crab cakes were served but I drew the line at arachnid creature on a platter . Beautiful Coos Bay, is going to be in the running for my retirement stops.More

Thank Bill S
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! While we are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, you may have reviewed us by mistake, as we are located on Tybee Island, Georgia, just east of Savannah. We do hope that you will...More

Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Fun atmosphere! Ana, our waitress, was fantastic. Fresh seafood. Highly recommend!More

Thank charlie55w
thecrabshack, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our unique ambiance and the service you received- we will be sure to pass your compliments on to Ana. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

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DonnaK2013
April 30, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer a kid's menu! While we do not serve anything fried, we do have personal size cheese pizzas, mac n' cheese, hot dog & corn, and boiled shrimp with corn & potatoes.
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MyShelties
February 1, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
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4ublueskies
January 30, 2018|
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Response from thecrabshack | Property representative |
Yes! We welcome leashed pets to dine with their families on our outdoor dining deck with views of Chimney Creek. Please be aware that there are several well behaved and well cared for cats on property, in case that bothers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $20
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-9857
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Description
The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
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